Wednesday, 4 June 2014

WIP Wednesday

This week I'm working on a second version of my Garden for Birds quilt.  I'm teaching this quilt later this year so I really need a class sample.  I also wanted to try it out in a totally different, more cohesive colour palette.

Garden for Birds II in progress

So far I've  finished the appliquéd borders, which I've simplified in this version so that the appliqué is set on solid fabric rather than a pieced background.  I've also made the HSTs for the faux flying geese borders but I haven't stitched them together yet.

Garden for Birds II in progress 

I haven't done a lot of machine appliqué and my friend Helen (aka the machine appliqué guru) very kindly stitched down appliqué on the last iteration of this quilt.  She did a fantastic job but I really needed to work on my own appliqué skills and make sure this quilt won't be too difficult for beginners.  I managed it, so I figure my students will be ok!

Garden for Birds II in progress

I finished the central birds block last night.  It's definitely the fiddliest part of this quilt!

Garden for Birds II in progress

I'm excited to keep working on this quilt and see how it turns out different to the first version.

Have you made the same quilt more than once?  Did you stick with the same things or change things up?

I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced:

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12 comments:

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

It's very pretty too.. I loved your earlier "light & bright" version, and look forward to seeing the end result of this one. L

Leeanne said...

Looking great. I must admit to thinking the background was paper, your workings out, but it is fabric! Good luck with the class, where do you teach?

Michelle said...

What a beautiful quilt! Love love love it. Good luck with your class!

Mary Huey said...

Love the new version, Adrianne! I enjoy repeating patterns because knowing the basics of it gives me a chance to stretch my creative side!

Wonky Patchwork said...

What a beautiful quilt, I love applique and these birds look so effective on your background fabric.

knottygnome said...

beautiful! i love the architextures background

Ruth said...

Looks great - love their tails!

Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

Very cute! And the fabrics make it all look so modern.

Leonie said...

Looking really promising so far! The applique looks fantastic too - well done! Look forward to seeing the finished result :) I haven't made enough quilts yet to do the same one twice :)

Kelly Warriner-Simpson said...

That is so pretty, but never mind the piecing - OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE that background fabric! It looks like old-school accounting books. Where on earth did you find it?

Carla said...

Those birds are absolutely adorable! Looking forward to seeing more of this

Hettie's Mum said...

This looks very cool. Are you able to let us know where and when are you holding you class for this? I'd love to do it if I could. it would be good for building applique skills!